Julia Roberts

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December 7, 2021

Julia Fiona Roberts (Smyrna, Georgia; October 28, 1967) is an American film and television actress, winner of the Oscar for best actress, [1] as well as three Golden Globes in the categories of best actress in Drama, Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, and Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA for Best Actress, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Leading Actress. [2] Known for her performances in such films as Steel Magnolias (1989), Pretty Woman (1990), The Pelican Report (1993), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Notting Hill (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), Ocean's Eleven (2001) and La Mexicana (2001) became the highest paid actress in 2000, when she starred in the film Erin Brockovich and for which she received twenty million dollars. [3] She is considered one of the women with the highest purchasing power of American cinema, with a fortune estimated at 170 million dollars. [4] In 1999 she became the first woman to be considered the most profitable performer of the year by American distributors, thanks to the successes of Notting Hill and Runaway Bride, holding the female lead for ten years until Sandra Bullock got it in 2009 thanks to The Proposal and A Possible Dream. [5] [6]

Biography

Julia Roberts or Julia Fiona Roberts (her full name) was born in Smyrna, Georgia, on October 28, 1967 and was christened Julia Fiona Roberts. [7] Her parents, before she was born, had held a workshop in interpretation. They married in 1965 and divorced in 1972. His mother, Betty Lou Bredemus (1934-2015 [8]), remarried that same year to Michael Motes, from whom she would divorce in 1983. The father, Walter Grady Roberts (1933-1977), he was a salesman and always had a very deep relationship with Roberts. Her father died of pharyngeal cancer in 1977, when the actress was barely ten years old, which would affect her deeply. [9] Roberts has two brothers, Eric Roberts (1956) and Lisa Roberts Gillan (1965), both actors, and She is the aunt of fellow actress Emma Roberts. Roberts had a maternal sister named Nancy Motes (c.1977), who died on February 10, 2014 apparently from an overdose. [10] He always remembers that at home the family environment was totally liberal and all the siblings kept between yes a close relationship. Julia Roberts attended Fitzhugh Elementary School, then she continued her studies at Griffin ending at Campbell High School, all of which were in Smyrna. She always wanted to be a veterinarian, but she ended up studying journalism. She moved with Lisa to New York and began her acting career in 1987 with a small role in Firehouse, for which she was not even credited. She struggled to get another job, until her brother Eric hers, spoke with Peter Masterson to cast him in the drama Blood Red (1989), which was not very successful. The film was to be directed by Eric himself alongside the late Dennis Hopper. According to E !, Roberts compared herself to the main character that she played in Runaway Bride, since she had been engaged several times, and she always ran away before getting married. [7]

Artistic career

1988-1999

After participating in numerous projects that did not have much impact, Julia Roberts had her first opportunity with the character of Daisy Arujo in the comedy Mystic Pizza (1988), directed by Donald Petrie, in addition to participating in one of the episodes of the series of great success Miami Vice, where she played the wife of a drug dealer. After this opportunity, his first major role would come to him with Steel Magnolias (1989), a film in which he shared the bill with actresses such as Sally Field or Shirley MacLaine, assuming his first Golden Globe for best supporting actress and his first nomination. to the Oscar in the cate

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